The Perfect Island Getaway: Nusa Lembongan, Bali

The Perfect Island Getaway: Nusa Lembongan, Bali
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Who doesn’t love Bali? You know what we’re talking about. The good natured people, pristine beaches, amazing food, clear blue skies, and oh stunning nature! The so-called Island of God has everything you need for a perfect getaway. But where in Bali can you hide and have total relaxation? If you’re thinking about blending with locals, potential diving lessons, and lazy afternoons on the beach, then Nusa Lembongan, located in southeastern Bali, is the place to be.

Very rich culture, easygoing lifestyle, and abundant nature

Sunset Nusa Lembongan
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It’s easy and convenient to get to the island of Nusa Lembongan. The Perama Tour Office, on Legian Street, is only 15 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. At Perama you can book a speed boat for 10 am from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan island (16 USD / one way / person ), which is about a one hour journey.

Get ready to fall in love with the island, as Nusa Lembongan offers more than just great weather all year, exotic beaches, and delicious food. Away from the hustle bustle of city life, you’ll get to experience the real Balinese culture with the local people. It’s all about togetherness, harmony, and unconditional love. The sunrise in Nusa Lembongan is definitely worth waking up for. Bright and warm, the quietness clears your mind. This is the perfect time to grab some inspiration, as the local fishermen start the day with an offering to the goddess of the ocean to ensure a prosperous and safe fishing trip. You’ll also find the Nusa Lembongan Beach to be one of the most peaceful places in Bali. As you walk around Jungut Batu village, you will notice local women weaving baskets and making offerings, the little girls learning Balinese ethnic dances after school, and the men playing the traditional ensemble music of Bali, or what they also call gamelan.

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Go scuba diving

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Nusa Lembongan is also a well known scuba diving destination. Whether you’re a professional or have always wanted to learn to dive, dare yourself to sign up and explore the beauty of the underwater world at a very reasonable price. Big Fish Diving located within The Secret Garden Bungalows at Jungutbatu Village offer a half day introductory dive program starting from 55 USD including theory, pool, and one ocean dive.

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Try a day trip to the neighboring island of Nusa Ceningan

Nusa Lembongan

Also, do visit the neighboring island of Nusa Ceningan, which is only a 20 minute motorcycle ride from Nusa Lembongan. You can rent a motorcycle from any guest house or travel agent for only 7 USD/day. To get to Nusa Ceningan, you take a yellow suspension bridge that connects you to the island. Be sure to visit the Blue Lagoon Cliff Jump, the seaweed farms and Secret Point Huts to surf and enjoy the sun.

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The perfect getaway

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Less touristy, Nusa Lembongan not only has hidden adventures but also has some really nice private villas and bungalows with incredible beach view at price ranges starting from 17 USD per night. You will love relaxing in the village where you can blend in with the locals and have traditional Balinese meals at local restaurants with private swimming pool. Transportation is really easy, affordable and convenient if you want to visit other places in Bali, as the Island of God is famous for art, music, meditation, water sports, and literary festival like Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.

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Dori Januhari

Dori Januhari

I am a legal and licensed tourist guide from Indonesia. I have been guiding for 20 years. I live in Jakarta, Indonesia, but I have traveled to many places in the country. My guiding areas are Java, Bali, and Lombok Island. I obtained my license from the Indonesia Tourism Ministry. On days when there is no tour, I work as an English and German private teacher, teaching mathematics and science physics. I'll be happy to guide and ready to show you the magnificent places in Indonesia.

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Nusa Lembongan : Culture meets paradise

If Bali has always been one of your dream holiday destinations but you prefer a quiet, less crowded place for a retreat, Nusa Lembongan island with its laidback nature and rich culture will be the perfect place for your upcoming holidays.

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